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Center for Economic Analysis and Development Hosts INDex NKU Industry Exchange Discussion

INDex 2018

September 19, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) hosts its first INDex NKU Industry Exchange presentation on September 26.  

Janet Harrah is the senior director of CEAD, housed in the Haile/US Bank College of Business. She will discuss the distribution and e-commerce industry in the NKU/Greater Cincinnati region. Harrah will also examine this growing industry, challenging the low-wage myth, benchmarking Cincinnati’s growth to the top 50 U.S. markets and discussing the industry’s potential.

“The distribution and e-commerce industry makes up more than 10 percent of employment in the region, and it is among one of the fastest growing industry sectors,” said Harrah.  “It’s important that the region understands how to capitalize on this growth and understands how uniquely positioned Cincinnati is or is not relative to other competitor regions.”

·       What: INDex 2018: NKU Industry Exchange, Distribution and E-commerce

·       When: September 26, 2018, 8:00- 9:00 a.m.

·       Where: NKU’s University Center Ballroom

INDex 2018 is free and open to the public. Registration is required because seating is limited. Click here to register, and contact Janet Harrah at for more information.

About CEAD: The Center for Economic Analysis and Development engages in economic analysis and business research, conducting high quality, objective research on issues related to the current and future economic well-being of businesses and communities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit